Hull Food Partnership developed as a result of the work undertaken by Food4Hull between 2013 and 2018.
Food4Hull was a network of people embedded within the voluntary and community sector in the city of Hull. The Food4Hull network aimed to encourage public, private and non-profit organisations to collaborate together with local communities to improve the local food system and make food more sustainable and available to everyone.
Food4Hull worked to raise awareness of the huge amount of work already happening in the city in the provision of local food to all communities. They did this by building links between local producers, schools, colleges and universities and organisations such as the Growers’ Network.
Food 4Hull became a member of what was then called the Sustainable Food Cities national network. This laid the foundation for the formation of Hull Food Partnership in 2016, and Hull became a Sustainable Food City in 2017.
The Hull Food Charter was launched in June 2018.
The Hull Food Inequality Alliance was initially established in September 2018.
In 2019, after years of hard work and dedication, Hull was awarded the Sustainable Food Places Bronze Award.
Using the Hull Food Action Plan we are now working towards gaining the Sustainable Food Places Silver Award. This is a lengthy process that seeks to build on our success to date and bring together key players to further develop the mechanisms needed to deliver a secure and ethical food network that benefits the people of Hull and surrounding areas.